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News Windows 10 October 2018 Update fixed, Microsoft claims

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 10 Oct 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Microsoft updates seem like playing a game of buckaroo these days.
     
  3. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    That sounds like a good idea - shame that they didn't think of doing that the first time around :duh:
     
  4. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    They did, these update rollouts are always deployed staggered. Hence the common complains of "I pressed the 'check for updates' button but it didn't find it!" shortly after a new update is released, or the existence of the Windows Update Assistant tool for manually forcing updates (overriding the compatibility checker).
     
  5. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    They actually did.

    They just still released because reasons.
     
  6. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Fair enough - I sit corrected
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    First rule of writing code to delete an empty directory: write code to check if it's empty first.

    I mean, it's literally the difference between:

    Code:
    rmdir /tmp/directory
    and:

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    test "$(ls -A /tmp/directory)" || rmdir /tmp/directory
    (Actually, you wouldn't need the test in this example - rmdir won't delete a non-empty directory - but you get my point.)
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    "fixed all known issues in the update"
    Subtle. So they didn't fix the old bug that the new bug acted on.
     
  9. Flexible_Lorry

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    I haven't enjoyed Windows 10, and found the constant updating frustrating. I appreciate the need for security updates but forced big updates a couple of times a year have frustrated me. I've had my computer get stuck in update loops, and have had previously functioning peripherals stop working. This latest issue was the last straw for me, as I could have easily been affected since I am one of those who place their documents in a non-standard folder. Add to this the metro UI and the focus on apps rather than fleshed out fully featured programs. I have reinstalled Windows 7 which, despite its flaws, is a superior operating system. Security risks (which so far have never affected me), lack of DirectX 12 and the lack of Hyper-V out of the box are my only complaints.
     
  10. ModSquid

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    Do we actually need dx12? From the limited research I've done, games are fractionally better off with it, compared to me being massively worse off using Windows 10.
     
  11. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I wish more games would use Vulkan.
     
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